Review: KESU Portable External Hard Drive 2.5″ 120GB


We had the opportunity to test the budget KESU Portable External Hard Drive 2.5 “120GB USB 3.0. Below you will find the results of our tests and our conclusions. Is it worth buying this external drive KESU brand?, you’ll find out in our review.

KESU 2.5″ External Hard Drive Disk 120GB USB 3.0 you’ll find on Aliexpress for $12.89 (120GB) and up. A KESU 2.5″ 2TB External HDD version is available for $73.99. As you can see by the number of orders KESU Portable External Hard Drive is very popular.


Product Details

KESU portable external hard drive

KESU Portable External HDD 2.5″ 120GB Specification:

  • Brand: KESU
  • Color: Black/Blue/RED
  • Material: Metal/ABS Plastic
  • Internal Interface: SATA
  • Indicator: High Refective Blue LED Indicate Light
  • Capacity: 120GB (dostepne wersje do 2TB), capacity from 250GB to 2TB can compatible with PS4,Xbox One
  • Output Interface: USB 3.0, Plug and Play, easy and simple to use
  • Power Suply: USB
  • Hard Drive Speed: 5400RPM
  • Support System: Windows/MAC/Linux

The package contains:

  • Portable External Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 cable

KESU Portable External Drive: First impressions, overview of features

The disk casing is made of good quality plastic, non-slip surface. The disk has been equipped with a LED diod and USB3.0 port, compatible with the cable included. The housing is small, measuring 80x117x13mm.

Inside the case (as you will see in the tests) there is a Hitachi HCC545012B9A300 disk with 5400RPM and 7208Kb buffer size. KESU 2.5″ External Drive features S.M.A.R.T., APM,AAM, NCQ and support standard ATA8-ACS, ATA8-ACS version6, transfer SATA/300. Portable drive is recognized in the system immediately, works as a plug & play. After connecting to a laptop (Win10) the disk had 111GB of free space.

KESU External Drive Benchmarks

Although the information on offer is about speed – Read 111.2MB / s, we obtained in tests (via Anvil’s Storage Utilities) Read 82.34MB/s and write 68.32MB/s for USB 3.0. For USB 2.0 – Read 48.91MB/s and Write MB/s36.30. Below you will find some screenshots for USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

Review KESU Portable External Drive: Conclusions

KESU Portable External Drive 2.5″ 120GB is a good external drive if you have a limited budget. It only has 5400RPM is not too fast, but sufficient. If you do not care about fast data transfer and the above benchmarks are satisfactory for you then you should buy KESU HDD. Considering its price is worth thinking about a larger capacity, for example 1TB.

KESU Portable External Drive 2.5" 120GB













  • Plug & Play
  • USB 3.0/2.0 compatible port
  • Works fine
  • The transfer could be faster but is satisfactory
  • Good value for money


  • Only 5400RPM
  • 120GB is currently not enough

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